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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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I eat something that is so good, I want more but I stop myself. Pitfalls of being over 55.

Riding is like this... I find myself headed home but I want more. I love being home with my family but man do I love to ride.

I've never ever thought that this love affair would flame out. No, in fact, with each minute and each mile, the love of riding grows.

I ain't at work. I ain't stressed. I'm going nowhere. I'm seeing, breathing, feeling, and existing in a world that I don't take for granted.

I'm not commuting, I'm living! Riding is my fate and my destiny. I was born to ride!

I'm not forced to ride. I don't dread it. I plan for it without even realizing it. Like, checking the radar and temperature. When does the sun set? How much traffic is out there? What time of day is it... I'm good to go even if traffic is bad. I have short cuts to less traveled roads.

No! I'm not consumed. I wonder sometimes because seems I'm the only one out here riding more often than not. I just bought another helmet today. It was 50% off... HTC open face for $45. Has a clear pull down disappearing shield. Good deal!

I've already got a 1/2 dozen helmets. Needed another one cause the others are looking rough and beat up even though I try to be careful. Someone must be coming in my garage with a hammer.

Look! I think to truly enjoy riding, you have to be a big kid and an adult. You must have both the wonderment of flying on two wheels and the maturity to ride safely.

I like to think that I have both but sometimes the kid part takes over and then I have to be careful because I could get myself in trouble. This bike is heavy and it's fast. I'm flesh and blood @ 240 lbs and my body don't bounce well.

I posted this thread because it is warming up and I'm excited about the riding season. It was Sunday and warm yesterday and I saw a ton of riders out taking advantage... almost all of them waved.
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I hope you casted your vote for Trump today ...

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Well said Dill.
I am English and I spend 99.9% of my time in Ontario, but I live across the Ottawa River in Quebec because of the low housing prices.
When I go out for a ride, the problem of trying to get home is that the Ottawa bridges are packed and not moving.
Luckily there is another bridge conveniently located only an hour and a half up the river, so I ride up there, cross the river and ride back home.
Got the whole road to myself.
Other riders seem to understand this... everyone else says I am crazy.
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beat up helmets are a sign of a rider. Most of us have had it roll off the seat or shelf slide off the grip. Its just part of riding. Heading to work or home take the route that will keep a smile on your face and the trill in your soul.

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Wow! I went in a convenience store and when I came out there was a dude that looked like a Harley guy sitting on his 8 ball waiting for me and looking at my bike. We had a great conversation. First time I've seen another Vic rider in almost 2 years.


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I must live in Victory Country , On a nice day or during the summer I see multiple Victories every day ! Going to be 70 today here , I'm riding to work !

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I must live in Victory Country , On a nice day or during the summer I see multiple Victories every day ! Going to be 70 today here , I'm riding to work !
Wish you could make the ride with us today, its going to be a good kick off to this season.......Bill, Ken and I will raise a coffee toast to you all from the summit of Mt. Greylock in MA

BTW...Thanks Dill, for this write up...Like I said it my sig, my motorcycle is a tool to live life with. I've enjoyed many things I might have missed because of having a motorcycle.

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Rode to work , 54 miles one way .... Not quite 70 yet but a really warm 46 .

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Roads are still covered with salt out my way, enjoy the ride guys

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Roads are still covered with salt out my way, enjoy the ride guys
Roads were damp this morning , I have a light coating of salt on my rig , when I get a chance I will rinse it off . Not happy about it but sure glad I could ride this morning !

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